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X-Troll Products - Super Magic Tool

The Super Magic Tool is a transfer tool to connect a Super Magic Drive to the ST and to transform this cheap copy-station into a development system. In its final state it should have been able to support all Megadrive related formats and even convert between them.

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However before the program was finished a harddisk crash shut down my interest into the world of Atari and Megadrive and so the Super Magic Tool was never really finished.

What is Super Magic Tool?

It's mainly a transfer- and conversion-utility, that can transfer Megadrive games in SWC- and SMD-format from the ST to a Super Magic Drive copy station. So, if you have stored your MD-Games on a Harddisk, you can simply send them to your SMD via the included cable. All you need to do is to connect the cable to your SMD and to the STs parallel port. The SMD-unit will automatically run your files after transferring them, so you can play them without putting them on a disk.

Can I use Super Magic Tool?

SMDsend is a useful utility for all those, who own a SEGA-Megadrive with a Super-Magic-Drive-Copy-Station and a computer of the ATARI ST-family.

How do I install SMD_TOS?

There is no need to install Super Magic Tool all you have to do is copy it to your Harddisk and doubleclick on SMT.PRG

What do I need further?

You need a centronics cable for the connecting your SMD to the ST, you can also use the floppy-cable of the floppy which is supplied with any SMD. If you have no cable you can simple build one by connecting all pins 1:1. Please note that the specifications of later SMDs or the supplied cables might have changed, so you better check the cables for a correct pinout.

DATA 0  <-->  Data 0
DATA 1  <-->  Data 1
DATA 2  <-->  Data 2
DATA 3  <-->  Data 3
DATA 4  <-->  Data 4
DATA 5  <-->  Data 5
DATA 6  <-->  Data 6
DATA 7  <-->  Data 7
STROBE  <-->  STROBE
BUSY  <-->  BUSY
GND  <-->  GND

Refer to your Atari or SMD manual for more information.

Copyright Notice

Super Magic Tool is freeware, it may not be sold, neither alone or as a part of a compilation without the written permission of the author. If you bought this you have been cheated.

Feel free to use Super Magic Tool as often as you want. Any changes made to either the program or this manual are not allowed to be spread in any way. If you need any information or the sourcecode just contact me!

Terms of Use

Super Magic Tool has been tested for a very long time and it worked very well, anyway it's always possible that some bugs are still left in the code. The author is not responsible for any damages caused by the use of this program or the mentioned hardware.

USING Super Magic Tool IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

And please, don't use this tool to transfer pirated modules, it is only allowed to transfer backups of your own originals or of code you've done on your own.

1991 Heinz Rudolf (Cyclone/X-Troll)


 

X-Troll a demo crew on Atari ST, Atari STE and Mega ST 16 bit computers was founded in 1988 and consisted of Sunnyboy, Nexus 6 and the Cyclone. Their releases were: Acid-Intro, Sprite Magic, The final Swobbler, The Longscreen, The Cyclones New Year Demo, AudioPac Demo, Digidrum Demo and the best Atari game ever Lethal Xcess, the follow up to Wings of Death.

 
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This page has been updated 04.05.2008